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  1. Apr. 22, 2019Applications open to attend the Lake Shift writing retreat!Queen's biology station, the home of the Lake Shift

    In 2018, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored two doctoral students, Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz, to attend the Lake Shift writing retreat. This year, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is thrilled to announce that we will be sending four doctoral students.

  2. Apr. 17, 2019Waterloo student advances to the National Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition3MT Ontario finalists

    Congratulations Haya Almutairi, PhD Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering

    On Wednesday, April 17 McMaster University hosted the 2019 Ontario Three Minute (3MT) Competition.

  3. Apr. 14, 2019Workday onboarding: Important info for new grad student employees

    All new graduate student employees will be required to complete the onboarding process in Workday, which includes setting up banking information for direct deposit. The onboarding process needs to be completed as soon as possible to ensure that pay can be issued at the end of each month. Graduate students who have completed onboarding in a previous term will be prompted to verify or update their information.

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  1. Apr. 30, 2019GRADventure Professional Skills ConferenceIndividuals holding signs with various images

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs is thrilled to introduce the first GRADventure Professional Skills Conference! This event is an expanded version of the very popular Non-Academic Career Conference.

    Registration will open on Tuesday, April 16th at 9:00am.

  2. June 6, 2019GRADtalks: Feeding the Futurebeans made into the world

  3. Dec. 31, 2019Communicating your research (Mitacs, online workshop)

    Good communication skills are essential to a successful research career. This short online workshop highlights the importance of communicating well and focuses on three common communication opportunities that researchers face on a regular basis: presentation skills; writing skills; and poster creation.

    Delivered by one of our seasoned facilitators, this workshop will teach you the latest tips and techniques to make sure your next conference talk, email or poster presentation is impactful and memorable.

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  1. Apr. 22, 2019The Lake Shift: An interview with Becky and TariqBecky Anderson and Tariq Aziz

    In July 2018, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored two PhD students, Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz, to attend the Lake Shift writing retreat. Hosted by Queen’s University, the Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities held at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon. I checked-in with Becky and Tariq to hear about their experience at the Lake Shift:

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What program are you in and what is your research focus?

  2. Mar. 25, 2019Adding fun to your grad life: Connect to your residence communityEkin Eray holds a gingerbread house made during a community event.

    When I first moved to Waterloo 3 years ago for my PhD studies, I didn’t know much about life in Canada. I decided to stay in residences for a term to be close to campus and to get used to the city, and then look for an off-campus options. But I enjoyed living in Columbia Lake Village (CLV) North so much that I never left after I moved in.

  3. Feb. 26, 2019What grad school taught me about startups Lichen Zhang and Lucas Liepert pose with a $5,000 cheque for PriveHealth

    As I work toward the end of my grad studies, it only recently dawned on me how similar the process of building a thesis is to that of starting a startup. If you had told me this two years ago, I couldn't have imagined two paths that I thought were more different.

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